Mahmoud Darwish

On your way to searching for life,

Don’t forget to live. – Mahmoud Darwish

Mahmoud Darwish is a Palestinian poet whose poems danced sometimes in love and resistance at other times. He was born on March 13, 1941 AD in a Palestinian village called (Al-Barwa) in the Galilee near the coast of Acre. The family went out with Palestinian refugees in 1948 to Lebanon and then returned to Palestine in 1949 after the signing of the armistice agreements, to find the village destroyed and an Israeli agricultural village was established on its lands, so he did not remain in his village, but left it to work as a teacher in a village called (Al-Jadida). Darwish was the second son of a family that has eight children, including five boys and the rest of them girls. He is one of the most prominent Arab poets in general and the Palestinians in particular, and innovators in contemporary Arabic poetry, and his name was associated with the poetry of the revolution and the homeland.

His life: –

He began writing poetry at an early stage, in elementary school, and his poems were of a high degree of fine literature in addition to being a good critic, and he also worked as a journalist for many magazines, so he had many different articles in them. Mahmoud Darwish continued his education until he completed high school, but he could not complete his university educational career, so he moved to work as a writer in newspapers and magazines as a profession, and he worked in the newspapers of the Communist Party, in addition to his work in the literary Al-Fajr magazine.

Mahmoud Darwish has received a number of awards, including: –

– Lotus Prize 1969.

– Mediterranean Award in 1980.

– Shield of the Palestinian Revolution in 1981.

-Europe painting of poetry in 1981.

– Avicenna Prize in the Soviet Union in 1982.

– Lenin Prize in the Soviet Union, 1983.

Mahmoud Darwish was arrested by the Israeli authorities repeatedly from 1961 AD on charges related to his statements and political activities, until 1972, when he went to the Soviet Union to study. In 1970, Darwish moved to Moscow to complete his university education, then he moved as a refugee to Cairo, where he worked for Al-Ahram newspaper, where he joined the Palestine Liberation Organization, and stayed there for a few years, then Lebanon, where he worked in publishing and studies institutions affiliated with the Palestine Liberation Organization, and after that he traveled to In many European and Arab countries, in which he obtained high positions in the media and political side for being one of the most important poets of Palestine. He held the position of president of the General Union of Palestinian Writers and Writers and edited and established (Carmel Magazine) in 1981.

His Poems: –

Mahmoud Darwish’s poems are widely spread by what he visited from different countries of the world, and because his collections contributed to many additions to Arabic literature in general and contemporary literature in particular, and it gained great popularity among different groups and generations, and it was a source of literature for students of literature, and words that are desirable to sing among artists. His poems were expressing the experience of his people in resisting the Israeli occupation, until he was called (the poet of the Palestinian wound). His poetic experience exceeded forty years, in which he wrote more than thirty collections between poetry and prose, in addition to what he wrote of up to eight books, His poetry has also been translated into several foreign languages.

His death: –

Darwish died during his stay in the United States of America, after an open-heart operation that was performed on him at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. After the operation, he fell into a long coma until his term came, and he had recommended that resuscitation devices be removed from him in the event that he was in a coma that leads to Until his death, on Saturday (August 9, 2008 AD), and after his body was transferred in Ramallah specifically in its Cultural Palace on (August 13), the palace was named after him later in his memory, so it became “Mahmoud Darwish’s Palace of Culture, and he had indicated at the time that Mahmoud Darwish is the “poet of Palestine”.

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